a agent, as a detergent or soap.
cleansing or scouring
forbearance from any indulgence of appetite, especially from the use of alcoholic beverages: total abstinence. any self-restraint, self-denial, or forbearance. Economics. the conserving of current income in order to build up capital or savings. the state of being without a drug, as alcohol or heroin, on which one is dependent. Contemporary Examples No, it is […]
- Abstinence syndrome
the withdrawal symptoms that occur after abstinence from a drug, especially a narcotic, to which one is addicted.
- Abstinence theory
the theory that interest is payment for conserving current income.